Pokèmon go is taking the country by storm.
If you don't see the future of Pokèmon Go. This technology of augmented reality will move to a google glass technology.
An episode in 1991 Gene Roddenberry produced an episode of Star Trek the Next Generation in Season 5 Episode 6 called The game. Where a google glass type headset was worn, and an addictive augmented reality type game was played by the crew.
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Gene Rodennberry produced an episode in season 5 called - THe Game
Katana's Game Headset
Short clip from the episode
Star Trek Next Generation - Season 5 Episide 6 - The Game
Wesley Crusher returns to the Enterprise on vacation from the Academy only to discover a mysterious alien game given to Commander Riker by an alien woman on Risa named Katana. The game is played with a small headset and the objective is to move these small discs into funnels on a 3D grid pattern. When the disc is enters the funnel the pleasure center of the brain are rewarded with a euphoric dose of serotonin.
Yes it's Pokèmon Go meets your favorite rave drug. The addiction to this game also effects higher reasoning, and puts the entire crew's minds into the hands of this alien manipulator Katana.
With the help of guest star Ashley Judd playing Ensign Robin Lefler. Wesley and Robin set out to find a solution to help the crew recover from this mind controlling game. The ship and crew are in real danger, and it's Wesley's plan that saves the crew and Enterprise from danger.
I remember thinking how far fetched that episode seemed... Or so I thought?
I watched this episode again last night for the first time in over a decade or more. And I couldn't believe the parallels between Googles Glass, Pokèmon Go, and this episode of STTNG - The Game.
As soon as I seen this Pokèmon Go game, and it's effect on our population. It's clear to me how much of a visionary Gene Roddenberry was. It's truly remarkable to me how accurate and ground breaking Roddenberry is becoming as we leap toward the future he had already imagined and inspired... so long ago.